Welcome to my thread where i share with you all of the customs and upgrades I've been working on! And if you have any request, feel free to leave them here or on my WIP thread (but cautions spoilers for upcoming songs go there!)
I'm in the process of upgrading older customs, specifically with vocals. My newer ones should have pitched vocals
Bo Burnham! This actually a full band! Bo is a very funny comedian that writes "silly little songs" with him and his piano. This pro keys chart is (as far as i know) correct, however if someones says otherwise i have no reason to doubt them (i'm no keyboard player)
I love this song! it's a great driving song, and one that i did see requested on a thread somewhere. Just a note the pro keys chart is a fake pro keys, so if anyone knows the real notes please contact me! i would love to have a real pro keys chart for this song!
Pro Keys track removed from this custom, since it's a fake Pro Keys track. If anyone wants to add a Pro-Keys chart just pm me and i'll send the project files.
Freaking tool! Well, "tool". Yes this is the silly song that splits AEnima in half. There is not much to say really (lol). Anyway this from a midi i found on the eathernets so there shouldn't be any issues (save for rhythm). Well if you love tool check out DenVaktare's thread where he does almost exclusivily tool songs, here is a link to his thread: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2750
The Yessongs version of Long Distance Runaround. What a bass track, if you are a bass player, get this song now! This is the 14 minute version that is from Yessongs and it has one of the longest bass solos i think i have ever heard, at one point in the song to becomes just a bass/drums jam session. Great stuff and i wish Yes was more like this with their live material.
Pro-Keys update coming soon.
Whiplash from the movie as a full band custom!
If anyone wants to add a Pro-Keys chart just pm me and i'll send the project files
The fourth song on the album, "Cinderella Man" is one of the few tracks that had the lyrics written by Geddy Lee since Neil became the primary lyricist. No one of my personal favourites off the album, but still a great track that even casual Rush fans should pick up!
Original conversion done by Farottone and Tadracing99
Thanks to ejthedj for providing the keys/prokeys chart!
Jimmy! IMO a forgotten song off the record since I don't think they have played it since the AEnima tour, but one of the best songs off the record. Not too challenging, but very, very moody, especially near the end.
Pitched vocals upgrade coming soon
Third Eye. Might be the best song off the album (AEnema gives it a run though). Early "jam" type songs that "The Grudge" and "Rosetta Stoned" do as well. A great number for all instrument, but especially drums.
Pitched vocals upgrade coming soon
Adult Diversion by an indie rock group from Toronto called Alvvays! (pronounced "Always")
Fun track, not too difficult, but has a nice upbeat tempo and a great song for your summer. In fact, the whole album is a great summer soundtrack, at the very least check them out. This is the first track off their debut album!
This track also has a rhythm version charted for keys, i have the visualizer for that up as well (if you haven't noticed already). If anyone wants to add a Pro-Keys chart just pm me and i'll send over the project files.
Upgrades to this with a better vocal are coming soon (no pro-keys chart yet though)
Now Official DLC
All These Things That I've Done! Honestly a little surprised this never got a DLC or C3 release (oh never mind). This might be there best song? The whole album is great so get it if you can, with all the outstanding tracks having a RB release of some form (save for "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine", great song). Anyway this is a full band custom with 3-part harmonies and a Pro-Keys chart (yay)! Both of which are transposed off an online source so there may be some inaccuracies, if that's the case just let me know!
Fixed vocal track to stop crashing game
- Fixed harmonies
- Fixed pro-keys
- Fixed metadata to match official DLC
I'd like to thank proletarian who initially brought the vocal issue to my attention, and to Bansheeflyer who helped a lot with the vocals, pro keys, and overall play-testing.
I would like to thank samjjones who initially brought the RPP to my attention, along with narutostarwars123456, who charted the original bass, guitar and drum tracks. I made some chart fixes, and added vox and keys. I would also like to thank Bansheeflyer who helped a lot with play-testing, and just aiding me through vocals and keys.
Slint, a band no one knows! But i like them, so screw it! This is from there untitled EP that came out in 1994, haveing a grand total of two songs (both of which are untitled on the CD) it spans a total of 13 minutes (the EP, that is)! I'm also working on various other Slint songs, if you would like to know which ones, check out my WIP thread! As a little note, this does contain CAT EMH even though it doesn't say in the visualizer.
What is there to really say about this song? Well, it's one of the most challenging drum experiences i've ever had playing this game. Not in a "this part is stupidly fast" but just that para-diddle is one of the most challenging and yet rewarding experiences i've had playing the game, drummers especially pick this one up!
Now this song was done in collaboration with oscarj08, who did the drum chart and graciously let me add the other instruments to make it a FB custom. This custom also marks oscarj08 charting retirement, that is not to say he is finished, but all of his post-retirement charts will be set as contributions.
The live version! Personally I think this song is harder than the studio version since it contains two drum solos, but that is just my opinion. Not much to really add to this that wasn't said about the studio version, pick it up!
Finally we have "To Be Over". I love this song, everything about it just works, the lyrics, the musicianship, the arrangement, everything. This song isn't too difficult, guitar and keys will certainly be a highlight on this track. The Venue track was done by AJFOne23, who elevates the custom to something beyond that which I could have done. This song does have charted vocals and prokeys, which were transposed from a different source, so if there are charting errors with those tracks let me know!
Totorro - Home Alone
The first track off of their 2014 album of the same name. This song is short, but very fun and makes me wish that the band would do a longer version of this song. Either way pick it up, and if you like it, the rest of the album is like this so check them out!
Chavez - Unreal is Here
I don't know that much about this band. But it's another case of "i want more". These guys were a part of the indie rock 90s scene that sprang about with the like of Slint and June of 44. This is off their second (and last album). They did release something in 2006, but it's literally everything they have recorded up to that time. The band is apparently still active (even if they haven't dropped a new album in 20 years) so maybe, with some luck, the'll go back into the studio.
Jeff Beck - Scatterbrain (Live)
Yeah. This is the version thats in GH5, and it's just as hard (if not harder). This defiantly on of the hardest drum songs for Rock Band in my opinion. Most of the changes from the GH5 version are in the drum track, i did my best to add in the ghost notes and in general just clean up the drum track, the bass and guitar track i also went through, but they are closer to the GH5 version than the drum track. Fun fact; The bass player at the time when they recorded this was only 22 years old!
Note there is a keyboard part so if anyone would like to work on the keyboard chart, I'll gladly send you the files and stuff.
Spinal Tap - (Listen to the) Flower People
Yep. Spinal Tap! The best band in the world. This is a song recorded back in 1967 when they were a psychedelic pop-rock group. This song has a similar feel to stuff The Monkeys would be putting out around that same time.
This song was included in their 1982 album "Smell the Glove", as a bonus track since they were running out of new material to put on the album. This album sparked much controversy over it's heavily censored cover, the original cover [according to Bobbi Flekman] was "a greased, naked woman on all fours with a dog collar around her neck and a leash, and a man's arm extended out... holding on to the leash and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it."
I don't know sounds ok to me.
Either way Marty Di Bergi did a great documentary of the band at that time covering the North American leg of the "Smell the Glove" tour [Dubbed "Smell the Tour", if my sources are correct]. This is a great song from the band, and one that will last a lifetime
just a note this is not the reggae version that was released as DLC, this is the original version.
Tool - Opiate
The last track off of Tool debut EP, and features Paul D'Amour on bass! The song is about the notion that "religion is the opiate of the masses". And like many other Tool songs - like "Rosetta Stoned", the title of the song is perfect. It took me a while to realize what the title of the song actually meant, until I thought about that quote. I could go into a thing about how "Rosetta Stoned" is also a clever, perfect title, but that's not what you are here for!
This track has a pretty standard metal feel too it, although the arrangement is very unusual. All there verses kinda sound the same and it's almost as if every verse could be the chorus, given that they are always repeated twice and with such a flow that it immediately wiggles it's way into you head and never leaves. The bridge section - which is quite short - opened guest opportunities for the song. Back in the mid-90's Tool would have guest sings like Layne Staley, Tricky, Heitham Al-Sayed, and I think Zack de la Rocha, although that my have been a different tool song. My personal favorite is one that they did live in Paris in 2006, where the whole bridge is done by the guest vocalist and it's just amazing.
I had that pleasure of seen Tool live in Hamilton on May, 28th. And what they did with Opiate on that show (and by extension the whole tour) was to put the Maynard rant in the middle of the song. It's really interesting stuff and it's like listening to a whole new song. Instead of going into the traditional bridge section they turned it into a jam session that I can only assume are working parts for new material. This was not to brag about how I've seen Tool live (lol), but just to give another example about how they use the track as a foundation and a blueprint to do cool segues and explore new musical ideas.
One a final note. I'd recommend getting this EP on vinyl, if only for the soul reason that side B is double grooved, so you don't know if you are gonna get the actual track, or if you are gonna get the hidden track (if you don't know what double grooves are, just google it, it's really cool and I wish more bands would use it). As for this custom, YES the hidden track is there, but it's called a hidden track for a reason...
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Lyrics by Gerald "Little Milton" Bodstock. The lyrics were considered to controversial and as a result he was disqualified from the poem competition. Well Jethro Tull wrote a 40 minute epic around those lyrics and what we get is considered by some to be the best progressive rock album ever made. You know everything about this song already, it's Thick as a Brick!
Special thanks to Bsbloom who let me work on this with him, it great fun and a pleasure to work on this project. As a final note, there is a "full song" version in the "other" downloads section, it's the whole album as one custom (when researching the album Ian Anderson stated that part of the concept was that it was supposed to be one song spanning two sides of an LP). The midi is well over the minimum, but when playtesting I came across no issues.
Yes - Close to the Edge (album)
Yes (no pun intended). Now these are not original customs, these are upgrades from sideshows releases. They are upgrades, but the changes go all the way down to new tempo maps, there is a credit list with each song, if i forgot anyone or misslabeled anything, please let me know and I'll fix it.
Multi-track upgrades coming soon
Close to the Edge
What can be said that hasn't already been said. So let me try, after listening to this song for the 10,000th time, I realized that the song works so well because it has the basic arrangement of a pop song (verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus), but stretched for 18 minutes. When compared to songs like "Supper's Ready" and "2112", CTTE just has a better flow than those songs, and i think that the basic pop structure is the main reason for it. Besides that, I don't know what else to add, we all know that the instrumentation and the vocals and just everything is perfect. You've heard it 10,000 times, and now you can play it as a full band 10,000 times.
And You And I
The precursor to "To Be Over". Although I still think "To Be Over" maybe a better song, but "And You And I" is definitely the more intimate of the two. The acoustic guitars and keyboards give it an almost folky feel. Like a folk song that was written for the big stage. The song ebbs and flows on a musical journey that feels like it can last forever. One thing to note about this album, even though the songs are at least 10 minutes in length, the arrangement and writing of the songs is so good that you never feel the songs length. Yes knows exactly when to put you into an emotional state, and how long to keep it there. "And You And I" is a great example of that.
Guitar: Meander (Fixes: MrBurpler)
Slint - Spiderland
The three most well-known tracks off of Spiderland. A very great record that should get more attention then it has, this is quite possibly one of my favorite albums of all-time, which makes me really happy to release it to you guys. This is a "math rock" album that has some of the most bold production choices i've come across when looking for music. This band/record is characterized with odd times and very muted vocals. There is a Pt.2 hat has the other three tracks off the record (which are more deeper cuts). If you love different songs and songs that are kinda out-there, be sure to pick this up!
So here it is! The last three songs off the truly one-of-a-kind record "Spiderland". I feel like those that picked up part 1 will definitely pick up part 2, but either way, pick up the rest of this great album. Admittedly "Don, Aman" and "For Dinner..." are not the greatest Rock Band tracks, but i like seeing full albums in Rock Band, so they're in anyway. There isn't much more that i can add, but "Washer" is by far the highlight in my opinion.
As a Final note, all the metadata has been fixed so now it's consistent across the whole album.
Album now has pitched vocals, visualizer is from an older version.
Rush - Permanent Waves
All of these songs will see upgrades in the future, as these songs are not as polished as i want them to be
I did not chart each song from scratch, and the original authors of the PW are as follows:
Farottone, Narutostarwars123456, Puppetz, Drihscol, H3adshot3
The Spirit of Radio
I added a bass an guitar chart (sourced from the DLC, modified to fit the studio version) fixed the drum chart, added CAT EMH.
Drums - Farottone
Vocals - Farottone
Keys - ejthedj
Rush - Hemispheres (album)
I was working on these songs for a while, specifically hemispheres for a long time.
I don't know who the authors for the individual songs are, so i'm just gonna give credit to people who worked on the whole album.
Original Charters: Farottone, Puppetz, Trunks252, Drihscol, DoNotPassGo and Ejthedj.
The title track. The epic conclusion to the space drama that is, Cygnus X-1. This is a fairly straight forward track, but with some difficult fills and the length really add to the songs difficulty.
Keys track thanks to ejthej!
The closest thing to a pop number on the record. IMO the weakest of the four songs, but an interesting bridge and a fun keyboard part still make this a fun one to play!
Please leave your feedback as i want to make these as good as possible!
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs & Carly Rae Jepsen - Higher (Mini Canada Pack?)
Arcade Fire's first song off their (objectively) best album. Taking the best elements of their two previous efforts "Funeral" and "Neon Bible", this album hits an emotional note that just resonates with any person who feels stuck in the suburbs ("Sprawl II" is a great example of this). I don't really know what else to add...
The highlights of this track is the bass and keys part, which really carry the song and provide most of the melody. The drums provide a rock solid foundation that feels rigid and loose at the same time. The guitar is a little buried, but provides that extra instrumentation that fills in the gaps and contributes to that loose feel. The vocals sit on top, giving us a bleak melancholy look at life in the suburbs.
The second song from her latest EP. This EP is the B-sides of her album "Emotion". Although I do prefer this B-sides EP to the full album, everything recorded during the emotions sessions is better than the top 40 charts. Heaven forbid we get a pop song that's actually happy an upbeat.
Now this is a pop song, so if you don't like pop music... this probably won't sway you. This is in my opinion Carly's best song (although "First Time" is really fun, and catchy too). But Carly is probably the best pop artist making music right now, it's just too bad she had a borderline one-hit-wonder. Check it out, and if you like this, there's a whole album and EP you can explore....
The highlight in this song is the vocals. As with most/all pop songs that is the standout on here. It's got a catch chorus that will seep into your brain for a long, long time. It's strange because I'm not a fan of pop music, but I'll listen to this song any day.